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Botanical Branches Times Two

Hi friends! Today is the monthly Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps hop over on Instagram, so be sure to hop on over there for more inspiration from the team and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the shop! Winner will be drawn from comments across the hop and announced on the SNSS Instagram page on June 16. Here's a direct link to my hop post on Instagram...  https://www.instagram.com/p/CP5uoeprfRx/

On the hop today, I'm sharing a couple of cards with the gorgeous new Botanical Branches set. For the first one, I pulled out a watercolor palette to color up the main image as an olive branch. I trimmed by hand with a slight white border, then added a bit of twine to the stem.

I created a mini slim background using the Fern Fronds Stencil in a few different distress inks, then then over stamping randomly with the Psalm 23 Background stamp. I went with black accents for the mats, and a white embossed sentiment for contrast. The finished size is 3.5 x 6"

For the second card I stamped the same image a few times on kraft cardstock then colored with prismacolor pencils. I rarely use colored pencils, but I love the way they pop on kraft cardstock! This was a super fun and pretty simple image to color with just a few pinks, greens, and a white pencil. I added some texture to the background with distress ink and the Script Stencil The sentiment from Truth Quotes 1 is embossed onto vellum to finish things off, since I couldn't bear to cover up the coloring!

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Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Such pretties!

kiwimeskreations said...

Julee these are absolutely gorgeous cards - love them both
Stay safe

Purple Princess said...

so very pretty!!

JoAnn said...

Two very pretty cards. Love the style of each one. The colors look great on the kraft cardstock. TFS